Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!

Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!

Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.

Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!

Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!

"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)

Mississippi River walleye sauger report

Over the last week I have seen the bite go from descent to poor on the mighty Mississippi River.  The walleyes a d saugers are sure taking there time coming up out of the lake and most of this is due to the warmer water temperatures we are having.   I have not seen the bait balls I usually see at this time of the year while traveling up and down the river.  

On Thursday I had Steve and Mike I the boat. We set out to search for some slab crappies and after searching a couple areas we found a couple schools of them that wanted to cooperate.  The biggest trick to getting them was to swim your jig slowly off the break lines.  Our jig sizes were 1/8 th we we're pitching.  After putting together a nice basket of crappies we decided to go get some walleyes and that was the last good days I seen for the week on them.  Great time gentlemen and I can't wait to get you out again in the future. 

Friday Brian U.   Brought a few of his clients along for some fun on the river.  Well surprise to me it was a few caledonia boys.  What a great time with Matt, Troy, Adam and Brian today on the river.  We fished a half day with the numbers a little low on the walleye side but we got some nice crappies and few walleyes to send home with the hometown boys.  Troy got his personal best today and Adam got his first walleye ever.  Glad to make a great day with you gentlemen. 

The river temperatures need to come down more for the big push of fish to come out of the lake.  Looks like the cooler temperature may come later next week .  Keep your fishing fingers crossed it does.  

Good luck out there guys and gals !!!!

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